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Political Bookworm Archive: Whip It Up

German politician stirs controversy with his inflammatory views on Muslims and Jews

By Stephen Lowman, reporting from Hamburg What book is rocking German politics? Deutschland schafft sich ab, or “Germany Is Self-Destructing.“ The author, Thilo Sarrazin, is a prominant politician who was once the finance minister for the city of Berlin and...

By Stephen Lowman  |  August 30, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Whip It Up  
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Blair's book profit donation called "blood money"

Tony Blair’s announcement that he will donate the proceeds from his forthcoming memoir to wounded British soldiers has received a withering response in the U.K. press. Many of Tuesday’s newspapers excoriate the former British prime minister for his decision to...

By Stephen Lowman  |  August 17, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Whip It Up  | Tags: tony blair memoir; blair donations from book; british press attack on blair  
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Does the right wing have a persecution complex?

How contentious will the November elections be? Judging by an early look at one title scheduled for release around election time, you can bet the volume will be turned up full blast. There’s no doubting where Michael Wolraich stands on...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 3, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Whip It Up  | Tags: republican persecution myths; wolraich on conservatives;  
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Kessler turns his sights on the FBI

Ronald Kessler, whose book on the Secret Service shot onto the best seller list last year in a cloud of controversy, is turning his attention to the FBI for his next project. Kessler has signed a deal with Crown in...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 2, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Whip It Up  | Tags: ronald kessler on the FBI  
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